Wednesday, April 27, 2011

That blue is bright.

Ok Don't worry I will totally take a picture with all the furniture in her apartment. Then you can get an idea of what the colors look like together. I think this is so cute. This is again the same old story. Some day I will get crazy and throw something different in. But we primed with kilz, painted, and glazed with black. Hardware was sprayed black too. The different thing that we did on this was we actually bought paint and used it in a sprayer with a air compressor. First time doing that. You just buy the paint you want. (we bought latex, but you could do oil base) Then you put it in the spray container and water it down a bit. If you have oil base you would buy a paint thinner. The reason you do this is so the gun doesn't get clogged. Then spray away. It was fun to have a fun color that doesn't come in the Krylon sprays. It makes the range of what you want to do so much bigger. Mwah!!

Monday, April 25, 2011


Who doesn't just love to see furniture transformation. Well if you raised your hand then just move along. lol. I love love love to see the difference some paint makes. I love it. Well this has got to be my favorite so far. Once again you are seeing furniture that my sister and I did for our Furniture redo extravaganza. This stereo has huge potential I say. Yes ugly, but what can we do. Well she is going to use it as storage. We ripped the stereo out. She has to figure out how to lower the cabinet inside so she has more storage, but that is all stuff she can do in her spare time. This is absolutely crazy cool. I love the way it turned out. The fabric is adorable and it matches everything in her kitchen and front room. The reds, yellows, oranges, blues, greens. EVerything. I could sit and stare at this all day long, but Laundry calls. Mwah!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Table...oooo la la

My little sister and I did a weekend of projects. Ok let me back up. My sister and I are seriously BFFs. We don't even have to finish our sentences. We can look at each other and laugh... I think she looks at me and laughs way more often than it is together. We can have fun doing anything together. It kind of bugs people sometimes, but that so doesn't bother us. hee hee. maybe it should. anyhoo. Back to the projects. She (like I have said before) has a major color fetish. Which I love. Well she has a red wall in her room and kind of needed to work around it a skoach. (sp) She found this cute table at DI for a total of 35 dollars for the table and 4 chairs. I love round tables. I just think they are uber cute. Well she was going to paint it cream and then her chairs cream but we went into the should decorate the way that you want. So she decided on doing her chairs the colors she wanted and the table cream. I love this table. I love how it turned out. We did name her Gertrude. WHY? That name seemed to fit at the moment when we were scraping off the top of it this glue, wallpaper, painted, crap on the top of it. I thought I was going to go insane. We gouged the top a little and so spackled the bad boy. There was sanding involved on this one. Just too much crap to try and make nice. Then primed, and painted it Ivory.(krylon) Then Glazed with black. My sister actually took the glaze on areas that didn't have big creases and used her finger to make it look a little more antiquey. I love Love Love the way it turned out. I will post the other two chairs when they are completed. Taking a break from Paint fumes for a momente. MWAH!!!

Inspiration Friday

Laundry rooms just plain make me tired. Why? Because I think of all the laundry I always have to do. booooo on that. I want a laundry room like these ones. Especially the checker board floor. How cool would that be. The only problem I have like a small closet for a laundry room. I want to change that. Maybe I will change my exercise room into a laundry room and then just exercise outside. Like that will ever happen. hee hee Off to do more laundry. Maybe I can sneak in painting something or two somethings. Have a great Easter Weekend. Mwah!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Two posts in one.

First...I've come to the realization (It took me awhile) That for the love of Pete we don't all have to have the same looking houses. Sometimes I find that I think something is so cute and someone else really wonders if I should be put in a hospital. Then someone (1/2 the time its my sister) thinks that these colors would be so cute together and i think....ummmmm not so much. I have decided that I am decorating my house the way I want to. Well as far as my money will go which isn't too far, but still trying. I hate feeling that if I do something that maybe somebody won't like it. Well I live in this house you don't and so I can do what I want. Man I sound like a total punk, but still just my thoughts. WHERE DID THIS COME FROM? Well I went over to Vintage Revivals and she has a new website myfavoritehatemail
This website is serious hate comments or emails that people really send to people. I read some of the comments and thought why does someone write such hateful things to someone when really they just don't like their ideas or projects. Well that doesn't mean a dozen other people don't. CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET A LONG. This website is about pushing the thought of don't do these things and trying to make the ones that have been dissed feel a little better with some support.

My thoughts Decorate how you want, Do what makes you happy as long as it is within the laws of the land :), cheer others on and use the Golden Rule ALL THE TIME. Mwah!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nothin big but oh so cute

This table was cute to begin with. We just decided to make the top red as well. We just repainted the whole thing so it was matchy matchy. Then we glazed the bad boy. I love the glaze on these legs. It just makes it uber adorable. Too bad this isn't staying at my house. It went with my sister too. Mwah!

Monday, April 18, 2011


The sister is massive massive into colors. Now me, let's stick with colors that work with almost everything. She is teaching me a bit. Anyhoo she has this dresser and wanted to paint it purple. This is it. LOVE IT. It really looks amazing in her bedroom. Her bedding has a splash of purple here and there. It's so cute. We glazed it and then noticed the bottom wasn't perfectly purple. Touch ups here we come. No worries. Love it. Mwah!! Heres to splashes of color everywhere.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Weekend of Projects

Ok tons of projects happening. My sister came to visit and do some projects. We crammed a lot in 3 days. 8 projects later. Well I will give you an end table we did. She chose the Krylon Bauhaus Gold. I thought this table turned out so cute. Once again....I hate to sand so I don't. Only if there is big craters in the wood or if there is something on it that needs to be sanded off, like some sort of glue, or varnish that I don't like. Very rarely does this happen though. So the steps, take off the hard ware, prime, paint, Glaze, paint hardware, re attach and VOILA!!!!!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Inspiration Friday

I have some cute projects that I've done with my sister. Well she won't let me post until she gets to post to her blog. booo on her. So inspiration friday it is. Promise they will be up Monday.
I love a good rug, but I don't think you can just find any rug that you want to match perfectly. Sometimes I think people buy rugs and then decorate around that. Not a bad way to go, but what if I just am looking for something specific. OK OK I have found the answer for you. Paint your freakin rug. YES I SAID IT!!! Ok here are some great ideas. There are some that paint directly on the floor, then there are actual rugs that they paint. The first 3 are painted on the floor. Then the rest are rugs. HOLY CRAP. They are just cool. Game on. I can totally do this.

I absolutely love this one. Ok so guess what it is.......Linoleum. CRAZY. They just turned it over and painted the back side and used that. LOVE IT. Go here to see how.

Here are a couple more inspirational rugs.

Don't you love this one. I DO!!! Check out how she did it here.

Ok I have this sad sad rug under my table. I have decided I am going to paint. I will figure that out and post soon. Mwah (hope you are inspired)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Ok there are some lovely ladies having babies.(2 sister in laws, and a sister) One is having baby number 5 and she has 4 boys. This one is a girl. I am over joyed for her. Another is having baby number 2 and her first is a boy and this one is a girl. Wooo hooo. So fun. Another is having baby number 5 and she is having a girl. Girl number 3. I know that I am having spring break so I thought look at these inspirational bedrooms. You could even take the color scheme of anyone of them for your own.

If you want to see this last picture go to this blog.
Muah or Mwah (which ever way you want to spell it)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Break

Yes it's true. Spring break is finally here. I think I get more excited than my kids. WHY? Because it means we are on our schedule not on anyone else. WooooHOooo. No more homework no more books, no more teachers dirty looks. (for a week) lol Ok so I am going to post, but just in between the Major fun I will be having. What if this week just tanks on the fun, I will be super bummed. Ok don't jinx myself. Mwah

Friday, April 8, 2011

Inspiration Friday

A little late, but I got to go with my third grader on a field trip. I know you are jealous. Not bad until the actual bus ride and then my head started pounding. Who thought singing the wheels on the bus song was a good idea. For the love.

Ok I am so in the mood to do a stencil wall in my house. I think I know which wall I want to do (and a couple others) but I don't know what color. It's a tiny wall but it is the first wall you see when you walk in the house. It is on the bottom wall of the stair case. So anyhoo. I know what stencil, I just don't know if I want to change the color of my walls this gorgeous color that is slightly gray (I'm obsessed with gray right now. Maybe it is because it's raining a lot. :) Or do I just work with what I have and whatever. The color right now is a creamy brown color. It is called desert fawn. Who seriously comes up with these paint names. haa haa haa. Ok so here are some inspirational pictures. And if you want to check out some blogs click here or here

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Small post

Ok so I bought this from DI for $2.00.
I love that it had tin on the inside that I can sooo use. I primed, spray painted with Krylon Blue Ocean breeze. I glazed it with Ralph Lauren Faux glaze black. Wiped off and Voila!!!
I seriously can't wait to take picture with all of these picture framed on my picture frame wall and my 10 year olds bedroom. SOOOOO CUTEEE!!! Just to tease you a bit. :) mwah!